I suppose I could be called a relapsed artist…
Working as a self-taught artist from the late 1960’s, creating figurative work in pencil and batik, I had my first exhibition at the Royal Exchange in London in 1970, a shared exhibition with John Piper. This was shortly followed by my first one man show in Delft in 1971. Over the following years I regularly travelled doing commissions and exhibiting in Europe plus one show in the USA.
As time went by and offspring appeared, it was necessary to find employment and feed a growing family. Starting with teaching art in a private girls school (not dissimilar to St. Trinian’s), I found a job heading a design team creating textiles. Then in the late 1980’s starting my own company designing and manufacturing gift products, eventually relocating it to the beautiful Scottish Borders.
27 years later I have returned to my love of figurative drawing and painting. I regularly run life drawing sessions in Selkirk and help out at various life drawing clubs in Edinburgh.
I enjoy the ‘immediacy’ of creating bold lines while retaining the character of the sitter and can be occasionally seen at various Arts Festivals drawing portraits.
1970 - Guildhall, London
1971 - Galerie de Fiets, Delft, Holland
1972 - Lancaster University
1972 - Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1973 - Galerie de Sisse, Tiegem, Belgium
1973 - Campus Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1974 - Galerie Westerhelling, Nijmegen, Holland
1974 - Galerie De Fiets, Delft, Holland
1974 - Muiden Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
1974 - Phoenix Gallery, Leicester
1975 - Gallery on the Green, Cleveland, USA
1975 - Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
1976 - Upper Street Gallery, Matlock, Derbyshire
1977 - Derby Town Hall, Derbyshire
1977 - Phoenix Gallery, Leicester
1978 - Hesketh Gallery, Hemel Hempstead